Several killed in Southern California mudslide

On Thursday, Santa Barbara sheriff Bill Brown said of the missing, "We are certainly searching for a miracle right now".

He said that several dozen homes were destroyed or severely damaged, and that there are probably many more in similar condition in areas still inaccessible.

Further complicating matters after people ignored urgent warnings, the Weather Channel reveals how the instantaneous mudflow was "like a dam breaking" that surrounded homes, waist deep. "You have to put a shield up and do your job and just remember. that's not to say that it doesn't upset us but when we're out here we just do our job". "I think most people are really shocked at the extent of the damage and how big the impact was to the area".

Ellen DeGeneres tweeted a photo of the debris-strewn street, adding that she didn't know the fate of her home. "Was it going to take out my entire house?" he said. And then I started seeing debris rolling by my house. "We are heartbroken over the loss of lives in our community".

Tom Oschner, who had come to check on the remains of his sister's house said the destruction was devastating.

Actor Rob Lowe, who also has a home in Montecito, wrote on Twitter he was "mourning the dead in our little town tonight" and previously posting he was under mandatory evacuation. At least two dozen people are missing or otherwise unaccounted for, but Brown said officials were not able to provide a list of the missing, stating that the process is "dynamic".

The intensity of the devastation and the difficulty of traversing rivers of mud and debris have made it a challenge for local officials to get an accurate tally of the damage.

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Search and rescue efforts have been slow as crews have had to make their way through waist-deep mud, fallen trees, boulders and other debris.

For many this was the second time in two months after fires ravaged the area last month. The evacuations were ordered because the mudslides threaten the communities beneath the foothills.

Power outages are affecting over 6,000 homes and businesses, primarily in the Montecito area.

A hydrant is nearly covered in mud which came down hillsides from overnight rain in Montecito, California on January 9, 2018 Mudslides unleashed by a ferocious storm demolished homes in southern California and killed at least 13 people, police said Tuesday.

Rescuers from Los Angeles, the Coast Guard and the National Guard are expected to reinforce in the coming hours.

Mud fills the interior of a vehicle destroyed in a rain-driven mudslide in a neighborhood under mandatory evacuation in Burbank.

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